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Old 01-05-2016, 03:27 PM
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Hi - I would appreciate any insight on Crescent, OR - water, gardening, snow levels (road maintenance in winter) ... basically the pros and cons to relocating to the area (retirement).
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:55 PM
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Crescent is really cute, really really small, and gets a lot of snow in the winter.

The highway runs right through it and that will be plowed, but still icy.

There isn't much there, but the area is attractive.
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:53 PM
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We moved to Lapine in 2013. It has a bad wrap in my opinion. But, I think a lot has changed in my short time so far. The real estate market is just too high in Bend, so I think it is driving decent families south that are willing to make the commute. As a result, I think the population is evolving for the better. Sure, there are still tweakers here and there, but DCSO has at least 2 deputies on at all times down here which helps a lot. And, the EMS department is very good, just longer response times due to the geography. My main tip is check out the neighbors before you buy. If you have good neighbors here, it is paradise. If you have bad ones, it could be hell. And, as for schools, LP schools are okay. We chose to haul ours up to Bend High as it was on the way for us anyways for work.
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:55 PM
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I like Crescent too. Just beware that there isn't really any police presence and the little EMS agency has a huge response area (so not a good place to have the big one).
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:19 PM
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I live on the north side of highway 97, right in the center of downtown La Pine. I've lived here for 8 years. Never in all these years have I seen 60 inches of accumulated snow! Maybe in some years there might be that much snow all winter, maybe even accumulating to that depth. However, this is really not the normal winter.
Winter snow starts as early as September and can last through May. There is no way that winter in La Pine is short... longest winters I have ever experienced in my life. At least that was the winter of '10-'11!!
Nights are bone chilling cold... the coldest night so far has been -12 back in December of '05. We are still dropping below freezing some nights, and have had chances of snow just this past week. (Got none.) Winter nights are cold for sure, but our house actually gets colder during summer nights because we shut the heat off for good sometime in June. (We used the heater this morning.)
We've had a good long spring this year. Summer will probably (hopefully!) only last three weeks. Highs can get into the low 100s, but never sustained and the real heat only lasts for a few short weeks. Makes the COLD nights so much more enjoyable.
Little wind? Not so! It is often windy here. Not super strong winds, but gusts upwards of 50 mph+ DO happen.
Matter of fact, late last December we had a dead Pine Tree fall onto the roof of our house. The wind was really whipping that day and we always feared that tree was coming down. Thankfully it did no damage (thanks to a sapling tree that was closer to the house and caught one of the dead tree branches) and was quickly removed.
La Pine has all kinds of weather. My favorite? Those days when we experience all 4 seasons in 24 hours.
I lived in Bend and Sunriver for twelve years. La Pine does get 50-60 inches of snow a year. I think you are referring to snow depth, which probably means 12 inches deep on average for La Pine. Minus 12? I don't buy it. In the twelve years I lived in that area the warmest winter saw only one low temp of - 7. All the other winters saw at least one night between - 10 and - 20, with one night down to - 28. I've never seen September snow in that area. Late October is more like it, with Bend getting their first snow in mid-November.
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